Work Table Patents (Class 451/411)
  • Patent number: 8677987
    Abstract: A saw system in one embodiment includes a base including a rail system, a table positionable on the rail system and including a work piece support surface defining a support plane, and a roller system attached to the table and configured to engage the rail system when the table is positioned on the rail system, the roller system including a helical actuator assembly configured such that rotational movement of an actuator rod from a first position to a second position causes at least one roller to move along a locking axis between a third position whereat the at least one roller is not engaged with the rail system and a fourth position whereat the at least one roller is engaged with the rail system, wherein the locking axis is substantially parallel to the support plane when the table is positioned on the rail system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Gregory Chaganos
  • Publication number: 20140057536
    Abstract: A grinding apparatus includes a table, a grinding disk assembled on the table, three support plates for supporting workpieces, three weights, and a mechanism to suspend and lower any of the weights over the grinding disk. The three support plates are assembled on the table and located upon the grinding disk. The lifting mechanism includes a drive cylinder, a board member, a connecting member connecting the drive cylinder and the board member, and three fastening members rotatably attached to the board member, for hooking the weight blocks. The drive cylinder drives the board member bringing with the weight blocks to move towards the support plates until the weight blocks loaded on the support plates, to increase a grinding force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: XU GONG, BING YU, JIAN-PING JIN
  • Publication number: 20130137345
    Abstract: An example coating removal apparatus for a component includes a table having a first platform disposed along an axis. The platform is arranged to receive at least one fixture for holding a corresponding component. The coating removal apparatus also includes a removal device having a web. The table is slidably moveable in an axial direction and configured to move the fixture a pre-determined distance such that at least one portion of the component contacts the web to remove a coating of the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventors: Robert C. Everett, Jason W. Pinckert
  • Patent number: 8162721
    Abstract: In through-feed grinding workpieces by grinding stones rotating around the axes of spindles, the spindles are tiltably held by elastic holding means around tilt axes substantially orthogonal to the direction of exit and entrance of the workpieces with respect to the grinding stones. When a grinding loads are imposed on the entrance sides of the grinding stones, the spindles are tilted by offset loads around the tilt axes against the force of urging means in such a manner that the axial displacement and the exit displacement of the grinding stone due to the offset load are substantially the same. The grinding stones are reset around the tilt axes by the elastic holding means immediately before the end of processing at which time the axial displacement is smaller. This makes it possible to reduce the number of defectively ground articles coming from the through-feed grinding and reduce the wear in the grinding stones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Koyo Machine Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideto Kitatsuji, Tomohiro Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20110263186
    Abstract: A bench top vibrating table, in particular an oscillating sanding table, with is controlled by a variable controlled motor, running an off set cam. This sanding table has the working surface of which an installable abrasive sheet rests, whereby said abrasive sheet is installed using an adhesive method or loop and hook (Velcro), to the sanding table which is made easier to operate and handle because it leaves hands free to work with the project.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventor: Marvin R. Sevedge
  • Patent number: 8021211
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to a substrate transferring system. One embodiment of the present invention provides a substrate holder comprising a pedestal plate, a basin wall extending from a top surface of the pedestal plate, wherein the basin wall has a substantially leveled top surface, the basin wall and the pedestal plate define a basin configured to retain a liquid therein, and a liquid port opening to the basin, wherein the liquid port is configured to flow a liquid to the basin and allow the liquid to overflow from the basin wall, and a top surface of the overflow liquid in the basin is configured to support a substrate without contacting the basin wall or the pedestal plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Hung Chih Chen, Yin Yuan, Stephen Jew
  • Patent number: 7628676
    Abstract: The invention relates to a machine tool for machining workpieces, comprising a workpiece holder. Said workpiece holder comprises a support, a workpiece spindle head mounted on a first side of the support, and a tailstock. Said tailstock is mounted on a second side of the support which is different from the first side in a manner so as to be displaceable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Fritz Studer AG
    Inventor: Hans Tanner
  • Patent number: 7534160
    Abstract: A precision machine tool, comprising a table which is suspended so that it is substantially a swivelable table; a driving element for driving a tood during machining of a part; and a device for orienting said table, said orienting device including at least three orienting elements, each including a plurality of rolling bodies which are brought successively into a contact with a surface of said table on which work pieces to be machined are located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Inventors: Alex Cooper, Yevgeny Bederak, Alexander Bederak
  • Publication number: 20090111365
    Abstract: In a swivel device, a swivel head provided with a plurality of tool spindles thereon is mounted on a support base to be turnable about a swivel shaft being upright on the support base. An annular space portion is formed between the support base and the swivel head in coaxial relation with the swivel shaft. The tool spindles each mounting a grinding wheel are arranged on the swivel head to extends in a horizontal plane which crosses the annular space portion at about a mid position in the vertical direction of the annular space portion. A direct drive motor is built in the annular space portion so that a driving center of the direct drive motor is at almost the same height as the horizontal plane including the axes of the grinding wheels. Thus, the swivel device can lower the positions of the rotational axes of the grinding wheels and is rigid against inclination caused by grinding resistance acting on the grinding wheels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: JTEKT Corporation
    Inventor: Masashi YORITSUNE
  • Publication number: 20090104854
    Abstract: In prior art, an additional radial inward movement that is performed in accordance with a rotating cam disk is imparted on the grinding disk in order to relief-grind the cutting teeth and the chamfer of taps and the cutting teeth of thread formers. The invention relates to a cam disk which can be rotated about an axis and is provided with a control cam. The control cam forms a group of curves according to a large number of possible undercut contours on the grinding teeth of the tap or thread former, which are to be relief-ground. In order to obtain a specific undercut contour on a cutting tooth, a limited angle of rotation is selected from the control cam. The area is mechanically, optically, or electronically scanned by means of a scanning device. To this avail, the cam disk performs an oscillating rotary movement only above the selected section of the control cam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventor: Erwin Junker
  • Publication number: 20080268755
    Abstract: A motorized tool, such as an oscillating spindle sander, includes a drive unit that is removably carried by a support table such that a motor of the drive unit is disposed below a tabletop and a tool attachment is disposed above the tabletop. The drive unit is readily removable from the table so that another drive unit having a similar shape and a different tool attachment may be used with the table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventor: Mark G. Dreyer
  • Patent number: 7207868
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus jets, at a high pressure, water containing abrasive grains to cut a workpiece along cutting lines extending in intersecting directions. The cutting apparatus includes: a fixing table fixing the workpiece; groove portions provided in the fixing table at respective positions below the cutting lines; protruded portions provided in regions of the fixing table other than regions where the groove portions are provided, in a manner that the workpiece contacts the protruded portions; support portions provided to connect the protruded portions substantially in parallel with cutting lines extending the Y direction along the groove portions; a frame portion provided to connect the support portions to each other in at least a part of an outer periphery of the fixing table; and protection members attachably and detachably provided to cover the support portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Towa Corporation
    Inventors: Masataka Takehara, Masaharu Yoshida, Yasuyuki Kitagawa, Kazuyuki Kishimoto, Kiyoharu Kato
  • Patent number: 7013884
    Abstract: Dust and debris resulting from the sawing or cutting of concrete masonry units, blocks, bricks, tiles and other masonry products is collected via a three point dust and debris collection system. A movable work supporting table for cooperation with a masonry saw has a grated surface, a vacuum chamber below the grated surface acting as one collection point or area, a heavy debris collection chamber below and in communication with the table vacuum chamber acting as another collection point or area, and a shroud or hood assembly extending rearwardly from the table adapted to extend about the sides and rear of the saw blade and including a vacuum chamber acting as a primary collection point or area. The system is highly effective in achieving dust capture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Masonry Technology Incorporated
    Inventor: Paul W. Guth
  • Patent number: 6932073
    Abstract: A work table includes a work surface having two generally parallel bars extending across and above the work surface. Two sleeves are slidably connected to the two generally parallel bars, each sleeve of the two sleeves positioned around each bar of the two generally parallel bars. A power tool, such as a tile saw is connected between the two sleeves and thereby slides along the two bars. A channel is preferably positioned across the work surface and includes water or similar coolant/lubricant for the power tool. Handles are additionally positioned in the side of the work surface and are moveable between a retracted position within the work surface and an extended position away from the work surface. In the extended position, the handle includes a top edge generally flush with the work surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Inventor: Charlie Zhang
  • Patent number: 6881137
    Abstract: A sharpener for blades comprises a physical structure supporting at least one abrasive surface. A displaceable guiding plate having an integral linear structural feature of the support is disposed toward one side of the abrasive surface. The linear structural feature provides sliding contact with a face of the blade to establish the relative angle of the plane of the edge facet of the blade with the plane of the abrasive surface at the point of mutual contact as the facet is guided into contact with the abrasive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: Edgecraft Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel D. Friel, Sr.
  • Patent number: 6860800
    Abstract: A panel turning apparatus which turns a panel from a first orientation to a second, desired orientation. The apparatus has a rotatable portion rotatable about an axis of rotation thereof, and a base portion which supports the rotatable portion for rotation about the axis of rotation. The rotatable portion has a panel carrying portion aligned with the axis of rotation, a supported portion which supports the rotatable member for rotation and a driving portion by which the rotatable member is rotated to carry a panel carried by the panel carrying portion from the first orientation to the second, desired orientation. The apparatus permits a panel, even a large and heavy panel, to be turned safely and easily by one person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Inventor: Ronald L. Maurer
  • Patent number: 6761624
    Abstract: A chemical mechanical polish apparatus comprises a platen having a polishing pad thereon, a wafer carrier holding a wafer on the polishing pad, and a pusher. The pusher has a base disk and at least two guiding structures at the rim of the base disk. Each guiding structure has a shell with an opening, an elastic device and a pin moving through the opening, wherein the opening is non-linear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Assignee: Nanya Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Shan-Chang Wang, Hsin-Chuan Tsai
  • Patent number: 6632126
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a blade ring saw assembly in which the blade is a narrow, flat-sided metal ring having a radial width at least twice, and preferably four to six times, its thickness and has a diamond abrasive coating covering its outer peripheral edge and a portion of each sidewall of the ring. The blade ring is supported on a base from beneath the working surface, and projects upwardly to expose more than one-half of the blade ring for cutting of hard and thick workpieces, such as tile and stone, including both curved cutting and straight cutting. The blade ring is supported beneath the work surface by a plurality of roller guides above its radially inner edge and an endless drive belt having a run that extends beneath the blade ring so as to both support and drive the blade ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Inventor: Jesse G. Cogswell
  • Publication number: 20020083939
    Abstract: A portable concrete saw apparatus includes a motor having a rotatable shaft and a saw blade coupled to the shaft for rotation by the motor. A plate is coupled to the motor for supporting the motor. A housing surrounds the plate, motor and blade, the housing having a pair of tracks receiving opposite ends of the plate for sliding vertical movement relative to the housing. The housing includes a perimeter defining an opening in a lower side of the enclosure plane. A powered actuator is coupled between the housing and the plate for displacing the plate along the tracks between a fully retracted position wherein the blade is fully enclosed within the housing and an extended position wherein the blade projects from the housing through the opening defined by the perimeter to cut material from a work area within the perimeter and contiguous to the housing, the housing retaining the material cut by the blade from the work area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Inventor: Winchester E. Latham
  • Patent number: 6361421
    Abstract: The invention relates to a belt grinder of which the supporting tables (13, 14) are arranged in relation to the grinding unit (11) and hence the grinding belt (12) in such a way that tables need not be adjusted at the same time as the grinding unit is pivoted, while nevertheless the gap (z) between the grinding unit and the edges of the tables remains minimal. Such an arrangement is obtained if the value one minus the cosine of half the maximum pivoting angle (y) multiplied by the direct distance (d) between the tables edges is divided by two and the cosine of half the maximum pivoting angle (y) and gives a result acceptable for practical use and compliance with the standards and safety specifications for the gap (z) between the table edges and the grinding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Inventor: Stephan K√ľndig
  • Patent number: 6325707
    Abstract: A machine for the versatile removal of material for shaping an object. The machine includes a platform that provides support for three substantially horizontal and parallel plates. The uppermost plate or “table top” is height-adjustable and provides a working surface. The table top has a plurality of guide pins projecting downwardly therefrom and a centrally located aperture. The adjustable table top is supported by at least one height adjustment means such as a scissor jack interposed between the adjustable table top and an underlying support plate. The support plate is rigidly attached to the platform and has an aperture therein which underlies the aperture in the table top. A motor having a drive shaft with a belt drive thereon is attached to a motor mounting plate disposed below, and adjustably attached to, the overlying support plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2001
    Inventor: Brady Rambeau
  • Patent number: 6080041
    Abstract: A saw with a compact frame that permits the cutting of large workpieces and that can be repeatedly operated repeatedly without requiring manual activation of an on/off switch. A special pivoting support arm pivots outwardly away from a motor assembly to allow the cutting of large workpieces while allowing the size of the saw to remain relatively compact and portable. An automatic power switch mechanism also is provided to automatically turn on the saw motor upon the placement of a workpiece adjacent to the saw blade. The saw table can be slid beyond the frame for the cutting of large workpieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Inventor: Darrell Greenland
  • Patent number: 6068543
    Abstract: A machine is provided to make possible many precision operations on wood and some metals on a miniature scale for miniaturists, modelers and hobbyists. Said machine, as seen in FIG. 25 comprises a base,200, an x-y table,212,224, a y only table,212, a stationary table,212 (when locked) an elevator 225 or z axis mechanism and a modular over-arm assembly 250 for accurately positioning and holding standard hand tools such as a hand drill, hand grinder, moto-tool, flexible shaft type tools and heat gun to perform operations otherwise impossible with such tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Inventor: Robert Maurice Renn
  • Patent number: 5906539
    Abstract: The present invention provides work stations 10 for servicing turret tooling. The work station 10 is portable and includes a rotatable, indexable platter 12 having multiple tool stations defined by cavities 18 within the platter 12. Each tool station 18 is adapted to receive a turret tool. A frame 14 supports the platter 12 and includes areas to store tools and parts used during servicing turret tools. Five unique grinding block fixtures 200, 300, 400, 500, 560 are also provided. The grinding blocks 200, 300, 400, 500, 560 hold the turret tools, punches and dies, in proper positions during grinding and sharpening of the tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1999
    Assignee: Certified Tool & Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Paul D. Tabel
  • Patent number: 5685768
    Abstract: A grinding machine for sharpening the blades of a mower. The grinding machine includes a lifting system for raising the mowing machine onto an operating platform where the blades are sharpened. A rotationally driven grinding wheel traverses its drive shaft in a controlled manner for sharpening each blade. A remotely mounted motor is coupled, by means of a flexible link and a motor coupling, to the mower's blade cylinder for rotating the blade cylinder during sharpening. The motor coupling is mounted to an adjustable mounting assembly for adjustment of the grinding machine to a variety of mower sizes and configurations. The lifting system includes a hydraulic cylinder which, upon extension, engages a drive chain to raise a lifting platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1997
    Inventors: Stephen Godfrey Bernhard, Kenneth Ian Fear
  • Patent number: 5549509
    Abstract: A grinding apparatus has a cylindrical grinding wheel assembly mounted on a vertical drive shaft extending from an electric motor through a horizontal work table. The apparatus includes a pressure sensitive electrical switch for activating the motor in response to downward force on the work table. The work table is supported on a housing adapted to contain the motor and can be interchanged with work tables of various sizes. The grinding wheel assembly has a drive half and a grinding wheel half driven by the drive shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1996
    Assignee: Inland Craft Products Co.
    Inventors: Donald L. Hirst, Richard K. Wiand
  • Patent number: 5413523
    Abstract: A grinding machine includes a working table slidably engaged on the base, an opening is formed in the base, a belt is extended through the opening, a rotating wheel is coupled to the belt for driving the belt, another belt is extended between the working table and the base and includes two ends in which one is fixed to the working table and the other is fixed to a block, a bolt is engaged with the working and one of the blocks for moving the blocks toward each other or away from each other so as to adjust the tension of the belt. The belts are shielded by the working table and will not be splashed by cooling oil used in the grinding machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1995
    Inventor: A-Po Tsai